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Bring the farm or ranch to the table by preparing a delicious and savory Cornish hen at your next gathering.

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By carol gorman

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  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed red and green seedless grapes
  • 8 shallots, root end intact, halved if large
  • 6 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for hens
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 Cornish game hens (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each)

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If you like, you can easily substitute four bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (10 to 12 ounces each) for the Cornish...

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In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter until tender; remove from the heat

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • SAUCE:
  • 4 cornish hens
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup duck sauce
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 tbsp. apricot jam
4.7/5 (16 Votes)

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First, rinse and place hens in a storage bag with 3-4 tablespoons of salt, fill the bag with water and let it sit o...

  • Guava Glaze:
  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup guava paste
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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A 24-hour marinade is the secret to this flavorful, juicy entree

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 6 Cornish hens, split in center
4.3/5 (19 Votes)

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Cornish hens are more than just mini me’s of everyday chickens, I do believe that they have a special flavor all ...

  • 2 Cornish hens (1 1/2 to 1 3/4-pounds) each
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh thyme
4.4/5 (22 Votes)

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Heat broiler. Cut back bone from each hen with kitchen shears, spread hens flat and cut in half through breastbone...

  • 1 Cornish Hens (1 1/4 Pounds Each)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
4.3/5 (13 Votes)

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Tender and flavorful, these jerk seasoned cornish hens look and taste impressive!

  • 1 large bunch scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, quartered and seeded
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chile pepper, stemmed (remove seeds to tame heat)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 Cornish game hens (1 1/2 to 2 pounds each), cut in half
  • Freshly ground pepper
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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To make the brine: whisk together the buttermilk, paprika, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt and pepper

  • 3 lb Cornish Game Hen
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 12 baby carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
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1. Heat oven to 500 degrees, sprinkle inside of each hen with a dash of salt and pepper

  • SAUCE:
  • 4 Hens thawed
  • Dash of pepper and salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded.orange peel
  • 1 1/2 1 1/2 tbsp shredded lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup orange juke
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup currant jelly
  • 1 cup Madeira wine (ONLY AT SPECIALTY LIQUOR STORES ) 1 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp fresh ginger Dash of Tabasco Sauce
  • STUFFING: they are extra nice if they are stuffed with a mostly vegetable stuffing first
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Sounds a bit gross but by removing the backbone you actually decrease the cooking time, the bird cooks evenly, and ...

  • 2 cornish hens
  • Salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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Preheat roaster to 375°F In small saucepan, mix margarine, maple syrup, honey, mustard, and seasonings

  • 2 Cornish hens
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Great for Sunday dinner. Easy and delicious

  • 1 whole chicken or hen
  • 2 red potatoes, cubed in large chunks (skin on)
  • 3 carrots, peeled & chopped in large chunks (or a small bag of baby carrots)
  • 2 TBS Italian dressing
  • 1 oven roasting bag
4/5 (7 Votes)

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These tasty birds are almost always available frozen, therefore they are perfect to cook in the Nu-Wave Oven and co

  • Game Hens
4/5 (16 Votes)

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I have been making these for many years for holidays or special occasions

  • 4 Cornish Game hens
  • salt & pepper -- to taste
  • garlic powder -- to taste
  • paprika -- to taste
  • oil
  • stuffing (recipe follows)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup green onion -- chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup celery -- chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic -- chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 cup crabmeat (6.5 oz.can)
  • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
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